• J.E.B. Stuart's Courier, Captured, Escaped at Gettysburg

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    Charles T. Price was only 17 years old when he enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Richmond “H” Co., VA Battery #9. He was discharged on May 1, 1862, and was mustered into Co. “C” of the 2nd VA Cavalry on August 1.

    His horse was captured in February of 1863 at Stafford County, and he was ordered to pay $225 for the mishap. He received a promotion to 3rd Corporal in February 1863.

    He was taken Prisoner of War on July 5, 1863, at Cashtown, PA, during the Gettysburg Campaign, but he escaped.

    Records note that he was detailed as Courier for General J.E.B. Stuart on November 15, 1863, and was wounded in 1864 at Louisa Court House. Postwar, he was a hotel owner in Fincastle, VA, and later lived in Gala, VA.

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    Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. While he cultivated a cavalier image, his serious work made him the trusted eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee’s army and inspired Southern morale.

    Check issued on the Peoples National Bank of Lynchburg, Sept. 17, 1903, to Harman Bros. for $2, signed by C.T. Price.

    Excellent condition.

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